It’s Working

August 22nd, 2017

“Hard Knocks” magic changing views.

To hear or read some, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is an untrustworthy, vile monster who is a pox upon society and is a walking felony waiting to happen.

That simply couldn’t be further from the truth!

Sadly, outside the state of Florida, the (wrongheaded) popular opinion of Jameis is what Joe described above.

Many thought a popular theme of the Bucs being featured on “Hard Knocks” was how the NFL Films-produced HBO series would begin to change the ugly and too common stereotype of Jameis.

It seems like that already has begun. In a piece typed by columnist Chris Erskine of the Los Angeles Times, he all but admits he bought into the Jameis sterotype and “Hard Knocks” has led him  to become mesmerized by Jameis. Erskine referred to Jameis as this season’s “star” of the series.

This season, Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston is dominating the show, beginning with the tour of his childhood home in rural Alabama where seven siblings slept in the same room. Is it all posturing? Giving Winston’s spotty past, you might wonder. But he’s winning me over with every scene, whether he’s pumping up teammates or lashing out over their screw-ups.

Leadership can be such a dodgy, sporadic thing, yet Winston is dripping with it.

That is the cool thing about “Hard Knocks” and one, albeit minor reason Joe wanted in the worst way for the series to feature the Bucs. It helps folks understand the real Jameis, not the psychopath so many nutjobs believe him to be.

And if “Hard Knocks” is helping open the mind of a guy in Lipstick City, imagine how the perception of Jameis is changing throughout the nation?

19 Responses to “It’s Working”

  1. Lamarcus Says:

    Now. All we need is the non buccaneers fan to tune in.

  2. Bucsince1976 Says:

    Lamarcus, I think we need some Bucs fans to tune in as well. Still a lot of Jameis hate here in Tampa.

    And all of it is undeserved.

  3. InJameisWeTrust Says:

    This is exactly what I hoped for when the hard knocks rumors were emerging. Everyone who sees Jameis becomes a fan of his.

  4. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    I’m also glad McCoy has a chance to get some national airtime. He’s an awesome guy but most national fans didn’t know a thing about him since he plays for the Bucs. Him and Jameis make the show fun.

  5. Dirks Great Granpappy Says:

    I just moved to California and am staying with my sister. She is a huge football fan and hated jameis until she watched hard knocks. She loves him now

    He’s the real deal. We live and die with him. He will have some games he loses for us but he will put us on his back more times than not throughout his career. Farve and Eli have had some horrible years but also some magical ones. We’re not gonna be the pats winning 11 games every year but we can still have a good run for the next decade or so

  6. ForgotAboutDre Says:

    @Dirks Yeah, funny how that works. My girlfriend really didn’t like Winston and after two episodes of HK she can’t stop talking about how funny and charming he is. Go figure.

    That’s why I was really happy the Bucs got HK. Anybody who has been in the same room as Winston can tell you he’s a really likable guy in person, and now the whole country can see it. Stark contrast to Sapp, where anybody who has been in the same room as him could tell you what a jackass he is.

  7. Lamarcus Says:


    Agree. Just heard Jameis jersey went up the roof a bit. Fromm 66th to 31st.

    How can u not be sold on Winston?

    Likewise. My wife loving every buc. She is a cardinal fan

  8. stpetebucsfan Says:

    HK has been great for the Bucs period. The Glazers had to love this choice…it’s like an hour long Bucs commercial every Tuesday night.

    We are also fortunate that we have no real controversy. The Aguayo story is well behind us and Doug’s drug suspension has also been taken care of…no real negativity in this camp.

  9. BartButtPlug Says:

    The uniforms are disgustingly ugly.

  10. JAB83 Says:

    “Thats my Quarter Back man.” (tear)

    Randy Moss

  11. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Shout out to ’87!! We knew the whole time.

  12. Joe Says:

    Shout out to ’87!! We knew the whole time.

    FYI, 1987 is free to post. Joe unlocked the cooler couple of weeks ago.

    Same for DallasBuc.

  13. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    Actually, I did see that (I won’t comment on that other pardoning, lol). I’m not sure if he’s posted since he got freed. Just trying to coax him back.

  14. mike10 Says:

    Has anyone ever met a person, out of the Tampa Bay area who is either is or was a Bucs fan growing up?
    I’ve lived in a few different states and it happens to me all the time where someone randomly says “o ya, I am/used to be a huge Bucs fan because of back when they had Sapp, Brooks, Alstott..”

    I would like nothing more than for this team to regain that national attention and people become fans of Winston, Evans, Kwon, etc…

  15. Wausa Says:

    Bucs are very lucky to have Jameis.

    He’s a fantastic guy off the field.

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    “Lipstick City” – LOL The plastic surgery and fake boob capital of the world.

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Come on back ’87. You predicted Winston’s 3rd year as our next Super Bowl year so you might as well revel in the possibilities this year brings as it unfolds here on JBF.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    I’ve said it before but if you haven’t read this article, you should. I was on the fence on Winston simply because I didn’t know enough about the guy – but this article changed my mind completely:

    The National Review is a conservative publication – not exactly the first people you think of when it comes to going out of their way to defend a black man over a white woman. I read the article then looked up facts in the article to see if they were accurate, and they were. The case against Winston is absolutely fake news.

  19. NFLNut Says:

    Jameis was NEVER a bad kid … he was immature and did some goofy/stupid things while in college … nothing he ever did ever made me think he would be a problem once he was in the NFL … the kid was created by God to play QB in the NFL and become a first ballot HOF’er and the greatest black QB of all-time imho … enjoy the ride Tampa!

    You can NOT trust the media … many media-created monsters are awesome people and many media-created darlings are vile monsters … think for yourself!